Earlier this year, activists attempted to get the city of Chicago to ban natural gas, and have been encouraging the creation of extreme building codes in Illinois to achieve these means. CEA Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura looked at the economic impact this would have on increasing the energy burden faced by Illinoisans.
In Illinois, families would expect to pay over $12.9 billion more over just the winter heating season. Thankfully, those ill-advised proposals have failed thus far in Washington allowing families to continue to have a variety of energy choices, including natural gas and propane, leading to savings of an estimated 21% on energy costs this winter.
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